Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa has announced that the Ascension Parish disaster recovery center in Gonzales will remain in operation until December 16, 2016.

Located in the 4H Building at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales, the operating hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Disaster Survivors who have registered with FEMA may visit any Disaster Recovery Center for face-to-face help. Centers are staffed by FEMA, SBA, and other disaster recovery experts. Additional information can be obtained by calling the FEMA helpline at (800) 621-3362, or text DRC and your zip code to 43362.

Disaster survivors may register with FEMA by going online with any computer, smartphone or tablet to DisasterAssistance.gov, calling the FEMA Helpline, or downloading the FEMA mobile app.

Disaster survivors who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call (800) 462-7585 to register.